Local Atmosphere

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$19,238 ($6,357)
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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: There is not a whole lot to Pensacola, FL. If you want to do anything you need to go to Pensacola Beach or Gulf Breeze which is like a 20 minute drive, which is not that bad of a drive to make. There is some shopping and dining by campus and on campus, but again if you want anything particular you need to drive 20 minutes.

4 College Senior

Local Atmosphere: The University of West Florida is in a great location. It is a tourist attraction for many outside of the area. Summers are very active in this area. Downtown Pensacola promotes many activities involving arts and plays. There are also many times of the year that they block the streets off for block parties that involve vendors to promote their art. New stadium downtown has created a huge impact in the sporting area. The Civic center downtown always has new attractions to the area; they also do ice hockey and ice skating during the winter months now.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: For the most part everyone minds their business. The locals don't go out of their way to judge college students or anything.... I don't really have much to say on this topic.. Sorry..

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: Its a beach city so there's some fun stuff to do in the summer

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I love that there is a variety of seasons there

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Rate the local atmosphere on the following topics    Based on 58 responses

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  • Cost of living
  • Dining
  • Friendliness of locals toward students
  • Museums/cultural attractions
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
  • Parks and recreation
  • Professional sports
  • Safety
  • Scenery
  • Shopping
  • Transportation

What is the local atmosphere like at your school?    Based on 57 responses

  • 9% City living at its finest. There's always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 37% Vibrant college town. There's no big city, but there are plenty of things to do off campus.
  • 39% Small town with plenty of charm.
  • 16% In or near a big city, but there's not much to do off campus.
  • 0% Painfully remote.

What is the proximity to other universities? Is there much interaction?    Based on 57 responses

  • 44% There are nearby schools that students often interact with.
  • 30% There are nearby schools, but students do NOT interact much.
  • 26% There aren't any nearby schools.

Can you see yourself living here after graduation?    Based on 58 responses

  • 17% Totally.
  • 60% Maybe, if I could find a good job.
  • 22% No way.

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